New Hampshire Church Records
This entry was originally written by George F. Sanborn Jr., FASG, and Alice Eichholz, Ph.D, CG for Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources.
The New Hampshire Historical Society has an excellent manuscript collection of original church records, and a typescript collection of church records that indicates when members were admitted, the date and reason for leaving the church, baptisms, marriages, and burials. The society’s online catalog provides a listing by town at http://nhhistory.library.net. A considerable number of church records published in The New Hampshire Genealogical Record have been recently indexed and reprinted by Heritage Books of Bowie, Maryland.
The American Baptist Historical Society, 1106 S. Goodman St., Rochester, NY 14620, and the Historical Commission of the Southern Baptist Convention, 910 Commerce St., Ste. 400, Nashville, TN 37203, both have a microfilm collection of some early church records from New Hampshire towns. They are available for purchase.